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Old 05-27-2006
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could you just possibly switch bodies?
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yea but the power of my truck will increase since it wont have to go from the transfer case to the front end and then to the rear end. it will just shoot to the rear end
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hi, this is kind of opposite of this topic but i had no where else to put it. i was thinking about turning my 4x4 into a 2x4. but i dont want to go through the hassle of taking out my whole front end. i was wondering if i would be able to just take out my drive shaft and transfer case, and replace them with a tail shaft and a 2 wheel drive driveshaft. i was looking for advice or if anyone knows how it would be done. thank you.
Unless you have gobs of money invested in your truck, it would probably be best to sell it and get a 2wd. Too many people want 4x4 and they don't have it. Hell, why don't you trade trucks with spec_ops?. Or sell him your front drivetrain?
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yea but the power of my truck will increase since it wont have to go from the transfer case to the front end and then to the rear end. it will just shoot to the rear end
No it wont. I'm jus assuming you have a 98 ranger by your name. We have a (i dont know what it would be called but its not a live axle). In essence i believe that the front axle is not spinning and the driveshaft is not spinning as well. When you're in 2wd all your power does go to the back axle. When you engage 4wd it then engages your transfercase to lock in the driveshaft.


I think the only thing that'd speed you up is being 2wd compared to 4wd.

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that is my idea right know for this truck. soon i am looking at a 93 2wd ranger just down the road from me. but it will be a big project before it hits the streets because there is going to be a motor swap involved. not quite sure what motor im going with, but it is going to be a V8 and possibly supercharged.
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your 98 is very easy to put a v8 into. Look up member "tmsoko", he knows a lot about that. you can make yours an AWD v8, his was super'd too.

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your 98 is very easy to put a v8 into. Look up member "tmsoko", he knows a lot about that. you can make yours an AWD v8, his was super'd too.

Aaron
Slammed98ranger, that would be the best idea. Make it an all wheel drive V8. You would have one helluva street truck that could raod race with the musclecars. I think that instead of spending money on another truck as well as this one, you should just spend it all on this one.
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ok well thats on a whole new topic. how hard would it be to put a V8 in my truck? i was thinking about that, but the emmissions test in new york is very strict, if i swap in the V8 i have to change all the wiring harnesses and the computer, not quite sure how hard that is but ive heard from some people that its tough. some thought and ideas on this please!
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ok well thats on a whole new topic. how hard would it be to put a V8 in my truck? i was thinking about that, but the emmissions test in new york is very strict, if i swap in the V8 i have to change all the wiring harnesses and the computer, not quite sure how hard that is but ive heard from some people that its tough. some thought and ideas on this please!

hmm sorry i dont know new york law. I bet it must suck. D. is from new york, he'll know.


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